Gina Cass-Gottlieb commenced her 5-year appointment as Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commissioner (ACCC) on 21 March 2022.
Before she joined the ACCC Gina was a senior and founding partner of Gilbert and Tobin’s competition and regulation team. Gina has over 25 years’ experience advising on a large number of merger, competition and regulatory matters in Australia and New Zealand. She is widely recognised as one of Australia’s leading competition and regulatory experts.
Gina was appointed by the Commonwealth Treasurer to the Reserve Bank of Australia’s Payments System Board in 2013 and re-appointed in 2018. The Payments System Board is the regulator of access to payment systems. Gina was appointed to the Financial Regulator Assessment Authority in September 2021.
Gina chairs the Digital Platforms and Financial Services Inquiry Boards, and is a member of the ACCC’s Communications, Consumer Data Right, Enforcement, Infrastructure, and Mergers Review Committees and Child Care Inquiry, Electricity Markets Inquiry and East Coast Gas Market Boards.
Gina holds Bachelor of Economics and Laws degrees from the University of Sydney. Gina was a Fulbright Scholar at UC Berkeley from 1986 to 1987, obtaining a Master of Laws degree, majoring in US competition law, comparative constitutional law, financial institutions regulation and securities regulation.
Gina is the first female Chair of the ACCC, which was established as an independent statutory authority in 1995.